Palawan youth group half-shaves heads to save Palawan forests

Puerto Princesa City, the Philippines. Half of the world’s forests have already been destroyed. But in the Philippines, it’s even less than 50%—once 95% covered in virgin rainforest is now just 3%! The threats to our Philippine rainforests keep coming in the forms of illegal logging, wildlife poaching, and mining and extraction companies. That’s why in a…

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Youth network to launch three-part webinar series on sustainability for World Environment Day

Over the course of three consecutive Fridays starting May 22, the Global Shapers Community Manila Hub is organizing the Sustainability Webinar Series in line with the celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5.  In solidarity with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s international theme, the webinar series will tackle “Biodiversity” through the lens of…

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Filipino youth demand newly-elected officials for climate justice

Almost a thousand Filipino youth across thirteen cities in the country took to the streets their demands for climate justice last Friday, May 24, as part of the global movement of climate youth strikes. The rallies come shortly after the recently concluded Philippine midterm elections where over 18,000 national and local positions were filled for…

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FU, environmental advocates address floating lantern issue

A formal dialogue between Foundation University (FU) festival organizers and concerned environmental advocates was held on Tuesday after an event sparked online controversy on its environmental impacts. Last July 6, FU celebrated it’s founding anniversary through the “Dal-Uy Festival,” an annual tradition of the university where floating lanterns inscribed with dreams and aspirations are symbolically…

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